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Cincinnati official speaks out for LGBT youth after transgender teen’s death

Friday, January 9, 2015
Chris Seelbach
Cincinnati's first openly gay councilman has used a council speech to offer support to youth who are struggling with their sexual orientation or gender identity. [...]

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Consumer products giant Procter & Gamble supports marriage equality

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
CINCINNATI, Ohio -- Procter & Gamble, makers of some of the world's best known brands -- including Charmin, Crest, Gillette, Pampers, and Tide -- said Tuesday it openly supports same-sex marriage. [...]

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Coalition of Cincinnati groups plans to reduce LGBT youth homelessness

Sunday, September 28, 2014
CINCINNATI -- A plan for reducing homelessness among LGBT youth will be submitted for federal approval this week by a coalition of Cincinnati groups. Cincinnati was one of two cities the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development invited to develop such plans, The Cincinnati Enquirer reported. The southwestern Ohio [...]

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Cincinnati to cover transgender procedures under city’s health insurance

Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Cincinnati, Ohio
CINCINNATI, Ohio -- Medically necessary procedures related to a person's gender identity will be covered under the City of Cincinnati's health insurance starting next year. reports that City Councilman Chris Seelbach, the city’s first openly gay council member, led a council majority in signing a letter urging the change. [...]

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Catholic leader in Ohio urges prayer for court to uphold ‘traditional marriage’

Tuesday, August 5, 2014
Cincinnati Archbishop Dennis Schnurr
CINCINNATI -- The Cincinnati-based leader of Roman Catholics in a 19-county archdiocese is urging them to pray that a federal appeals court considering same-sex marriage bans will uphold what he calls "traditional marriage." Archbishop Dennis Schnurr says Ohio's bishops strongly supported the voter-approved 2004 state ban. He says traditional marriage [...]

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Six marriage appeals before 6th Circuit ring familiar bell in Cincinnati

Monday, August 4, 2014
Alphonse Gerhardstein
CINCINNATI -- For Chris Seelbach, the legal challenges to state bans on same-sex marriage being argued this week in federal appeals court in Cincinnati mark another milestone - not just for gay rights, but for the city he calls home. He campaigned a decade ago to repeal a 1990s charter [...]

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Ohio man indicted on six counts in robbery, murder of transgender woman

Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Quamar Edwards
CINCINNATI – A grand jury in Ohio on Wednesday handed down a six-count indictment on an Ohio man who police say fatally shot a transgender woman last month. Quamar Edwards, 25, was indicted on one count each of aggravated murder, aggravated robbery, murder, felonious assault, having weapons under disability and [...]

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Suspect in murder of Ohio transgender woman turns himself in

Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Quamar Edwards
CINCINNATI – A man suspected of the murder of a transgender woman turned himself in to Cincinnati police on Wednesday. Quamar Edwards was arrested and charged with murder in the shooting death of 28-year-old Tiffany Edwards, 28, whose body was discovered by a sanitation worker on a Cincinnati street last [...]

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Body of transgender woman found shot to death, left on a Cincinnati street

Saturday, June 28, 2014
Tiffany Edwards
CINCINNATI, Ohio -- A transgender woman was found dead Thursday morning in the middle of a Cincinnati street. Tiffany Edwards, 28, had been shot to death, according to news reports, which said her body was discovered about 8 a.m. Thursday by a city sanitation driver. [...]

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Teachers criticize Catholic school contracts that regulate their private lives

Saturday, May 24, 2014
OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Roman Catholic Dioceses in Oakland and Cincinnati have come under fire for new morality clauses that require teachers to conform to church teachings in their private lives. [...]

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